The course is included in these curricula and study modules

  • Automation (el 2004) - Languages
  • Telecommunication (el 2004) - Languages
  • Manufacturing automation 2001 - 2004 - Foreign languages
  • Polymer tecnology 2001 - 2004 - Foreign languages
  • Media technology 2001 - 2004 - English
  • It 2001 - 2004 - Foreign languages


General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

3 cr

Competency aims

To provide a foundation in those aspects of English usage that can facilitate the conduct of professional duties.

Learning outcomes

This course aims to improve the student's ability to communicate in both vocational and everyday situations, better understand prescribed literature and gain insights into life in English-speaking countries as well to provide a firm foundation for further studies.

Course contents

- review of the language structures important in technical English such as those used to describe processes, cause and effect relationships, trends, dimensions and specifications
- a treatment of themes of general interest with a view to enriching vocabulary and promoting discussion
- an introduction to Business English including the terminology of meetings and conferences, using the telephone, marketing a product.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Upper secondary school education or similar

Additional information

attendance compulsory

Recommended or required reading

Brieger et al. : Technical Contacts, Prentice Hall

Jones, L and Alexander, R: International Business English,
Cambridge University Press
Tidningsartiklar och böcker i allmän engelska/ newspaper and magazine articles, general English textbooks

Study activities

  • Lectures - 36 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 4 hours
  • Tuition managed by students but supervised by the teacher - 12 hours
  • Individual studies - 28 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 80 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 28 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 52 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Demonstrations and presentations
  • Reports and productions
  • Essays


Hendy Graham

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Essays

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